kick the bucket

I’m not really a fan of the term Bucket List. I am into a bit of carpe diem and the so called wanderlust.

Call me a dreamer. Here’s my list of future endeavors…

Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the gal who’ll decide where to go.


Wonderful Wednesday (& Tipsy Tuesday)

Nothing like a mid-week bender to remind you that life is wonderful.

With my time in Wellington coming to an end I’m adopting a bit of Carpe Diem – seize the day, or in this case, even Tuesday nights.

One of the perks of our flat, a sauna, was yet to be utilised. After 2 bottle of wine my flat mates and I decided to change this.

Next thing we were all in the sauna drinking honey whisky on the rocks, and it was literally going on the rocks – letting off a lovely toffee perfume into the steamy air.

The honeyed spirit has got to be good for your skin, and there must be proven benefits for drinking in the sauna? Surely you’re sweating out the toxins at a similar rate to consuming them.

In true Nordic fashion, once the sauna became unbearably hot we ran outside into the brisk air. With a severe lack of snow we instead showered outdoors beneath a carpet of stars.

Rather magical. Less magical was how I felt when I awoke this morning. I knew not even my green smoothie couldn’t save me today.

But I sit at my desk, and smile in memory of last night’s shenanigans.  Surely it’s spontaneous moments of madness like this that make life wondrous.